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their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today they were back on the trail in some key swing states. fox's doug mckelway reports. >> mellow, -- hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: both president obama and challenger mitt romney refocus now on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsinwas once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts governor slammed the president on private sector job creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in, day out. attacking me doesn't get people back to work. >>
in maryland after a two-day suspension due to hurricane sandy. in some areas, voters lined up in massive numbers. >> reporter: the lines have been this long at the bowie library all day. it takes voters two to two and a half hours to go through the process. >> i want to vote in the presidential election and question 6 and 7. that seemed really important this year. i want to vote on that, too? some of the voters see the long lines as historic considering the election is not until next week. others say a message is being sent. >> you should not try to keep people from voting. that's for the republicans. most people out here, i assume, are probably democratic voters. >> reporter: the voting days and hours have been extended since two days were lost while hurricane sandy blue through here that may account for some of the huge turnout. over in montgomery county, we stopped by the civic center in downtown silver spring. the lines were not quite as long but voters are seizing the moment to do their civic duty. >> i think it's convenient for people to get it done ahead of time. i can't speak for
momentum? >> well, haley barbour and even karl rove have said that sandy, the hurricane, provided a boost for the president. you know, he suspended campaigning for three or four days. he did the right things. he got overwhelming approval for the way in which he cubbed himself. conducted himself, the embrace from chris christie. all that helped him look more presidential and gave him an aura of leadership and that i tragedy in a way was the october surprise. >> at -- and i think that tragedy in a way was the october surprise. >> we saw them stumble badly after that first debate is. that a cautionary tale heading into tomorrow that maybe their support is not as deep and wide as they thought it was? >> you have to realize they've been running an ongoing campaign. they call it organizing for america which was the successor organization to the 2008 campaign. they feel their ground game, their field operation of the concentration on metrics and turning out people will be enough coupled with early voting. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. ryan and mitt romney will wrap things up in new en
this weekend's marathon. >> plus a weather alert just days after sandy, the storm ravaged northeast is keeping a close eye on another potential storm. >> and gunfire in an upscale d.c. neighborhood. tonight the son of a local tv news anchor is facing charges. >>> but we begin tonight with change of heart from new york city's mayor. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. this evening it became official after outrage continuing to run the new york city marathon mayor bloomberg caved. fox 5's will thomas starts us off in the newoom. what led to this? >> all week organizers said the race would go on. it brings in nearly $350 million to new york alone, but the outcry was too loud. for instance, as many of you know, much of lower manhattan is still in the dark not to mention staten island where the race would have started. hese giant generators are in place for the race to power things like race clocks. the thing is that's enough juice to power up hundreds of homes. >> the city of new york is not going to give up. the city of new york is coming back and this race will d
continue to follow recovery efforts in new york and new jersey. nearly a week after superstorm sandy. we have an update on the situation up north. plus, how sandy could help give the economy a boost. >> and a devastating story from pennsylvania, after a child falls into an exhibit at the zoo. we've got the details coming up next when the news at 10:00 returns. [ mitt romney ] we have toto work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bringeople together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. i'm mitt romney, maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those try
to sandy. >> yeah! >> reporter: and president obama is still speaking to the crowd here. i have to tell you jiffy lube live is packed and every single person in here is on their feet listening to him. they very excited and enthused about his campaign. president clinton said that he's more excited about this one than he was four years ago. so, the crowd will be here as long as the president continues to talk, and it looks like he's getting started. back to you in the studio. >> audrey barnes tonight. thank you. >>> republican candidate mitt romney was also pushing for swing state votes in dubuque, iowa, today. part of his tour of all eight swing states leading up to election day. the pace of his campaign is quicker than the last few days and than it has been in months. romney's message carries everything from generic statements to policy pushes. >> you know what he's going to do in energy, he's going to continue his war coal and gas and my advantage, let's take advantage of our natural resources, they're clean and abundant, we bring jobs back in the country and stop sending hundreds of bott
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